The easy way to create complicated passwords

It is the problem with the world at the moment but we need passwords for everything.   So how do you create a complicated password?

Start of with a phrase –

Every Saturday I play golf at the club.    

Take the first letters of the phrase esipgatc and you now have a starting point. 

We now need to make it more complicated – add in numbers, capitals and punctuation (don’t forget spaces – they are the hardest for the hackers to break because their automated systems do not understand them)   

E$1pg@tC

 

 

This is a good start – you now have a complicated password that you can remember with few problems.

But what about multiple sites?

You need to be able to have multiple passwords for sites that are different but are easy to remember.

My suggestion is this.   In your base password add a code.

I am accessing Ingram Micro for instance.

My password for them could be im-E$1pg@tC!

Or E$1pg@tC!-im.

Or GMail G-E$1pg@tC!

You now need to change it regularly so you now add in a number or two.

GMail = G-E$1pg@tC!1201

You now have a complicated password that you can use to access a number of sites,

  • each one is different, so it cannot be used to access all of your sites,
  • it is easy to remember so that you have a good idea what the password will be for a site.
  • It cannot be cracked via brute force.

If you are very forgetful you can leave the phrase as a hint and no one will understand.